God’s Simple Plan of Salvation
I am asking you the most important question of your life. Your joy or your sorrow for all
eternity depends upon your answer. The question is: Are you saved? It is not a question
of how good you are, nor if you are a church member, but are you saved? Are you sure
you will go to Heaven when you die?
God says in order to go to Heaven, you must be born again. In Joh 3:7,
Jesus said to Nicodemus, “Ye must be born again.”
In the Bible, God gives us the plan of how to be born again which means to
be saved. His plan is simple! You can be saved today. How?
First, my friend, you must realize you are a sinner. “For all have sinned, and
come short of the glory of God” (Ro 3:23).
Because you are a sinner, you are condemned to die. “For the wages [payment]
of sin is death” (Ro 6:23). This includes eternal separation from God in Hell.
“… it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Heb 9:27).
But God loved you so much he gave his only begotten Son, Jesus, to bear your
sin and die in your place. “For he hath made him (Jesus, who knew no sin) to be
sin for us … that we might be made the righteousness of God in him” (2Co 5:21).
Jesus had to shed his blood and die. “For the life of the flesh is in the blood”
(Le 17:11) “… without shedding of blood is no remission [pardon]” (Heb 9:22).
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners,
Christ died for us” (Ro 5:8).
Although we cannot understand how, God said my sins and your sins were laid
upon Jesus and he died in our place. He became our substitute. It is true. God
My friend, “God … now commandeth all men everywhere to repent” (Ac 17:30).
This repentance is a change of mind that agrees with God that one is a sinner,
and also agrees with what Jesus did for us on the cross.
In Ac 16:30,31, the Philippian jailer asked Paul and Silas: “… `Sirs, what must
I do to be saved?’ And they said, `Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou
shalt be saved… .'”
Simply believe on him as the one who bore your sin, died in your place,
was buried, and whom God resurrected.
His resurrection powerfully assures that the believer can claim everlasting
life when Jesus is received as Saviour.
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God,
even to them that believe on his name” (Jo 1:12). “For whosoever shall call upon
the name of the Lord shall be saved” (#Ro 10:13).
Whosoever includes you. Shall be saved means not maybe, nor can, but shall be saved.
Surely, you realize you are a sinner. Right now, wherever you are, repenting,
lift your heart to God in prayer.
In #Lu 18:13, a sinner prayed: “God be merciful to me a sinner.”
And the Bible informs us that this man went down to his house justified.
Today men and women and young people are being saved by the wonderful
grace of God when they Just take God at his word and claim his salvation by faith.
Repent of your sins my friend, and believe this wonderful promise of God,
and you too will be saved. No church, no lodge, no good works can save you.
Remember, God does the saving. All of it!
God’s simple plan of salvation is: You are a sinner. Therefore, unless you
believe on Jesus who died in your place, you will spend eternity in Hell.
If you believe on him as your crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, you receive
forgiveness for all of your sins and his gift of eternal salvation by faith.
You say, “Surely, it cannot be that simple.” Yes, that simple! It is scriptural.
It is God’s plan. My friend, believe on Jesus and receive him as Saviour today.
If his plan is not perfectly clear, read this short message over and over, without
turning away from it, until you understand it. Your soul is worth more than all the
world. “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his
own soul?” (Mark 8:36).
Be sure you are saved. If you lose your soul, you miss Heaven and lose all.
God’s power will save you, keep you saved and enable you to live a victorious
“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but
God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able;
but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may
be able to bear it” (1Co 10:13).
Do not trust your feelings. They change. Stand on God’s promises.
They never change. After you are saved, there are three things to practice daily for spiritual growth:
Pray–you talk to God. Read your Bible–God talks to you. Witness–you talk for God.
You should be baptized in obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ, as a
public testimony of your salvation, and then unite with a Bible- believing
church without delay. “Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony
of our Lord (2Ti 1:8).
“Whosoever therefore shall confess [testify of] me before men, him will I
confess also before my Father which is in heaven” (Mt 10:32).